Week 4 of the College Football season is already upon us, which is kind of sad when you think about it. I’ve already listed my favorite picks on our Gambling Locks, but here is what else I’ll be betting on.
North Carolina (-12) at Georgia Tech
Gosh, this feels like a trap. But I’d be a fool not to take it. I think UNC is better than they showed in their Week 1 loss, and I think Georgia Tech is much worse than they showed in last week’s close loss to Clemson. I expect these teams to regain their true form. I’ll take the cheese on the mousetrap.
Colorado State (+23) at Iowa
Almost all of the public bets are on the Hawkeyes, who will most likely be looking ahead to next Friday’s game at Maryland. I like fading a team that’s getting the attention of the public in a look ahead spot. After a tough start to the year, Colorado State found their form last week in a win against Toledo. I don’t think Iowa is in any danger of losing this game by any means, but maybe the Rams hang around a little.
Iowa State (-6.5) at Baylor
This one also feels like a trap, but I have to take the Cyclones who I think are going to start clicking on all cylinders. Baylor has played two cupcakes and Kansas (so maybe three cupcakes) and this will be their first real action against a competent team. I need the Bears to prove to me that they can hang around and keep this close. Until I see it, I’m going to lay the points with Iowa State all day.
Moneyline Parlay of the Week
Wisconsin, Army, Florida, Hawaii
This is a simple, safe, winning parlay that should get you around +125 odds. Army and their triple option will get a home win against Miami Ohio, who gives up a ton of rushing yards. Florida isn’t losing in the Swamp to Tennessee. And Hawaii plays New Mexico State, the worst team in the country not named UConn. You may have to sweat Wisconsin at some point early in the day, but I really like them against the Irish. I think the Badgers win and ultimately cover. If you want to spice it up a bit, add Arkansas ML against Texas A&M. I think that game is low scoring and close; Arkansas can win. It will shoot the value up, but only if you’re willing to take the risk.